Barton Townhouses

Site: Barton Ave, Hollywood, CA

Designers: Jeanine Centuori & Russell Rock

Assistant: Harold Portillo

This project utilizes the City of Los Angeles’ “Small Lot Ordinance.”  This ordinance allows for lots to be subdivided with a minimum of 600 square feet in area.  Lots within the subdivision may be built with virtually no setbacks.  This allows for new housing typologies in the city such as row housing, and townhouses.  Each house is individually owned through fee simple deeds.

Our role in the project was to manage the entire subdivision process as well as the architectural and structural portions of the work. We provide a full-service package that offers our clients a convenient way to develop a site. Small Lot projects give buyers a “stand alone” house and remove the headaches of condominium laws.  Projects must conform to density requirements, i.e., no greater than the zoning allows, but make for a product that has more inherent value.

This tight building mass is structured to provide an alternating rhythm of solid and void spaces that create private outdoor spaces for each townhouse. A common drive allows access to each unit’s attached carport or garage. This modest budget project is enriched with sensitive materials and colors that modulate surfaces.

In addition to providing a full array of architectural services; we provide development proformas and cost analyses, graphic design for marketing purposes, and subdivision management.